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Magnesium Alginate – Aluminum Hydroxide-Magnesium Carbonate – Magnesium Carbonate
Gastroesophageal Reflux Therapy
Action And Clinical Pharmacology: The liquid or tablets when chewed, produce a viscous demulcent antacid foam barrier which floats on the stomach contents serving as a protective barrier for the esophagus against reflux of gastric contents. The alkaline foam readily flows into the esophagus during reflux aiding in the neutralization of refluxed gastric acids. Maalox HRF also reduces the frequency of reflux episodes.
Indications And Clinical Uses: For symptomatic relief of heartburn, acid indigestion and stomach acid reflux.
Precautions: The divalent cations of magnesium and aluminum interfere with the absorption of tetracycline, iron and phosphate. Patients suffering from renal failure or those taking any form of tetracycline should not use Maalox HRF. Maalox HRF may decrease the absorption of certain drugs such as digoxin, indomethacin, isoniazid, etc.
Adverse Reactions: Nausea, vomiting, eructation and flatulence.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms and Treatment: Should overdose occur, gastric distention may result and is best treated conservatively. tag_DosageDosage
Dosage: Adults: 10 to 20 mL or 2 to 4 tablets after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by a physician.
Availability And Storage: Suspension: Each 10 mL of pale green, mint-flavored suspension contains: magnesium alginate 500 mg, aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate codried gel 280 mg and magnesium carbonate 350 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, calcium cyclamate, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, flavors, methylparaben, potassium bicarbonate, propylparaben, sorbitol, water and xanthan gum. Sodium:
Tablets: Each round, flat-faced, beveled, pale green, mint-flavored, chewable tablet engraved “Maalox HRF” on one side and on the other side, contains: magnesium alginate 250 mg, aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate codried gel 180 mg and magnesium carbonate 160 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Blue #2, flavors, magnesium stearate, potassium bicarbonate and sugar. Sodium:
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